About me

I head a team of over 40 therapists based in Leicester. We are all qualified and experienced Professionals.  Offering Counselling , Psychotherapy , CBT, DBT, Anger Management, Couples Counselling , EMDR, Trauma Therapy. Low cost sessions available to those on low income . Contact the practice team on 0116 4161626 to discuss your options. www.rhcp.org.uk

I am an experienced BACP Accredited and Registered Psychotherapist/Counsellor, delivering  professional therapy services to adults and couples via face to face sessions, online video platform or phone.  My practice is  based in Leicester city centre (Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy Ltd) To view the practice website, please visit  www.rhcp.org.uk

About Me

My original training was in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, over the years I have completed further professional development training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT); Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and a specialism of working with Trauma.

I have over 15 years’ experience of working as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor in the voluntary, educational, corporate and private sectors.   I have experience of working with clients both long and short term and I also deliver  Employment Assistance Programmes (EAP) too local companies which involves working with employees struggling with work related issues.

I am a Director of a thriving private practice in Leicester City called Rutland House Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd and I am experienced in managing a large team of therapists and making clinical recommendations.

I offer an initial consultation, which is also an opportunity to assess whether my style of working is for you. My aim is to help individuals and couples address the causes of their problems, reduce symptoms and move forward in life. I can work with most issues including relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and confidence, unresolved childhood issues, abuse, body image issues, anger management, depression, anxiety, stress and work-place difficulties.

I can genuinely say I really love the job I do and feel very passionate about my profession, and most importantly I know therapy is an effective method for positive change. I am a qualified clinical Supervisor which enables me to supervise the clinical practice of both trainees and experienced counsellors/Psychotherapists.

I enjoy making a positive contribution to my profession and I am appointed as vice chair of the  British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy (BACP) private practice division.

About Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

DBT is designed for those who have a diagnosis of BPD and EUPD and those who struggle with high levels of distress and emotional dysregulation. It is an effective evidence based approach that has shown to manage symptoms and lead a better quality life.

The therapy compromises of a weekly online skills group which we run on Tuesdays 11am-12:30pm. We teach Mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effective ness skills. We cap the group at a maximum of 12 clients, and the group is a safe supportive space. We also offer individual DBT sessions that run alongside the group.  If you would like further information please email the practice on info@rhcp.org.uk .

About Rutland House Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd
Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy Ltd (RHCP) offers a professional therapy service to individuals, couples, children, families and businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire. Our practice is based in a beautiful building in the heart of Leicester city centre and offers a service in a safe, therapeutic, non-judgemental environment.

RHCP incorporates a team of therapists to provide a holistic service that reflects difference within the community. All our therapists bring a variety of skills and experience in their field of expertise and are members of professional governing bodies (BACP & UKCP).


Training, qualifications & experience

MA Psychodynamic Counselling
Postgraduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling

EMDR Therapist (Parts 1,2,3)

BSc (Hons) Psychology & Sociology
Diploma in Supervision
Diploma in Anger Management
TA101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis
DBT-Level 4 accreditation

BACP Accredited & Registered


I have over 15 years experience as a therapist and have practiced in the educational, voluntary, private and corporate sectors.
I now work privately from my practice at Rutland House Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd. These experiences have given me the opportunity to work with people from diverse backgrounds with many different problems and requirements.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer therapy to trainee and experienced Counsellors/Psychotherapists
Anger Management Programmes available

Weekly Online DBT skills group

Photos & videos


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Rutland House Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd  offers sessions from £25 - £75 depending on the service you require.

If you would like to see me specifically please contact me to discuss your requirements and my charges.

To book contact me via Email, Phone or Text.

If I am unavailable to answer the phone, you can leave me a secure and confidential message on my answer phone and I will ensure to return your call.


The practice is open Mon-Fri 09:00am-20.30pm, Saturdays 09:00am-13:00pm

Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy Ltd
7 Bowling Green Street


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

How I work in supervision I recognise the importance of a consistent and supportive supervisory relationship and its potential to contribute to effective, safe practice, successful outcomes and professional development.

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Rima Sidhpara

Rima Sidhpara